trip to London. It was a great excuse to 'have to' go with Nickole to make
sure she was going to be ok when she went to school in Richmond. Ten days of
fun,no plans except which Tube Route to take today.
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This was such a fun thing to do! Sallie and I were told by Debbie to go on the Original London Bus Tour when we got to London. It was a great suggestion. For £15 each, we got to ride on double decker buses and hop on and off all day throughout London. Our first stop was Buckingham Palace and eventually at Embankment, we found the Thames (funny story) and got on a river barge for a tour of the Thames. Fun times!
Notting Hill. Nickole, Sallie and Rick took the tube and got off at Notting Hill Gate only to find no signs, naturally. Sallie eventually found a bookstore and after glancing at local tour books asked the clerk who reluctantly pointed us in the right direction. Once there, we walked from one end to the other and then ate a yummy lunch at a Youngs. Later we were off to Kengsington Palace.
Downtown Richmond-Upon-Thames - 2004
We walked from the campus and came upon this street. So typical for Richmond. It was a 15 minute walk from school too! We ate a bit later around the corner in a yummy Italian restaurant called Mamma's
Windsor Castle - What a fun day
Rainy and cold, Sallie and I went on a bus tour that first went to Windsor Castle outside of London. It was so amazing to see the room where knights met. More amazing, here is where the Queen and the Royal family vacation during the summer months. Overall, it was a great time.
Hampton Court - 2004
After Windsor Castle, we went to Hampton Court. This was the site that had some of the first fireplaces in a home. Well, this wasn't just a 'home' - it was a huge, overwhelming home. This was where King Henry VIII lived.
Abbey Roads Studio - St. John's Wood, London
What can I say! Here was where the Beatles recorded most of their music. The famed walkway is just down the strret and we learned that there is a webcam always pointing there to capture every person who crosses. Trust me, everyone does - including me too!
Mick Jagger's Little Pad in Richmond - 2004
Just around the corner from Richmond Hill campus is this tan three story building where Mick Jagger has a house. The view is wonderful with Twickenham, the river Thames and surrounding parkland right scross the street. I learned that Sir Mick was vehemently against the building of the Richmond Library because it was going to block some of his view from the third story. Poor Mick.